Resources for Santa Clara County
This is a list of local resources for teens in Santa Clara County, California. Also, see our list of 24-hour crisis lines and hotlines if you need fast answers to some serious issues.
- Health Care and Community Services
- Smoking, Alcohol & Addiction
- STD and HIV Resources
- Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
- Grief and Loss
- Abuse and Domestic Violence
- Teen Programs by City
- Activities, Clubs & Organizations
- Volunteer Opportunities
|HEALTH CARE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES [back to top]|
|City of Palo Alto Family Resources|
Find resources and service providers in Palo Alto.
(English and Spanish)
|May View Community Clinic (confidential)|
Provides general medical care and referral to other agencies for specialized care for people of all ages, with no restrictions on income level. Does not provide emergency care. Sliding fee scale or co-payment.
|Health and Human Care Programs|
|COUNSELING [back to top]|
|(650) 853-2904||Psychiatry & Behavioral Health|
|Santa Clara County Mental Health Call Center|
Counseling and referrals.
|(650) 321-5272||KARA Grief Support|
Compassionate support to those who are grieving a death or facing a life-threatening illness.
|SMOKING, ALCOHOL, AND ADDICTION [back to top]|
|(650) 424-0852||Adolescent Counseling Services|
Counseling, treatment, and education for substance abuse.
Santa Clara and San Mateo County
|Alcoholics Anonymous: Santa Clara County|
|Cocaine Anonymous, South Bay|
|(408) 450-0796||Marijuana Anonymous, South Bay|
|(408) 998-4200||Narcotics Anonymous, Greater San Jose|
|(707) 422-9234||Narcotics Anonymous, Northern California Region|
|STD AND HIV RESOURCES [back to top]|
|(415) 487-3000||San Francisco AIDS Foundation|
Information. Not a 24-hour crisis line.
|SUICIDE AND CRISIS HOTLINES [back to top]|
|Santa Clara County Mental Health Services|
24-Hour Suicide and Crisis Line
Runaway Homeless Hotline
|Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)|
Drug and alcohol prevention and treatment for teenagers including family counseling and a short-term place to live.
A health, relationship, crisis, and information referral line for teens. This is a dispatch service that connects the caller directly to needed services.
|GRIEF AND LOSS [back to top]|
|Directory of San Francisco Bay Area Resources for Grief And Life-Threatening Illness|
|Centre for Living with Dying|
Individual and small group grief support for adults, children, and families experiencing life-threatening illness or death of a loved one Santa Clara County.
|ABUSE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE [back to top]|
|YWCA Silicon Valley|
Eliminating racism, hatred, and prejudice. Empowering women, children, and families.
|Next Door, Solutions to Domestic Violence|
|(408) 975-5119||Family & Children Services|
Provides programs and services that support the emotional well-being of our communities. Counseling and referral on many issues. Multilingual. Sliding scale fee.
|(408) 299-2071 |
San Jose Area
Gilroy/Morgan Hill Area
Palo Alto Area
|Santa Clara County Social Services Agency: Child Abuse Reporting|
|TEEN PROGRAMS BY CITY [back to top]|
|(408) 615-3740||City of Santa Clara Teen Center|
Programs and resources through Parks and Recreation.
|(650) 903-6331||City of Mountain View: Teen Services|
Many teen programs and services.
|(408) 777-3120||City of Cupertino|
Programs and resources for teens.
|ACTIVITIES, CLUBS, AND ORGANIZATIONS [back to top]|
|Palo Alto Family YMCA|
|(408) 351-6400||YMCA of the Santa Clara Valley|
|(650) 646-6140||Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula|
|(408) 282-3119||Santa Clara County 4-H Program|
4-H is an organization for youth, ages 5-19, that promotes hands-on learning and is based on parent and volunteer participation. The United States 4-H program is run through county Cooperative Extension offices, the University of California, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and a variety of volunteer councils and foundations at the county, state, and national levels.
|VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES [back to top]|
|Bay Area Volunteer Information Center|
|EMPLOYMENT [back to top]|
|(408) 730-7640||NOVA Youth Employment Office|
Back to top